Obituaries

Joseph “Joe” Rudolph Houd, age 86, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, WI.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at Torgerson’s Funeral Home with Pastor John Paul officiating. Burial will follow at Hatfield Cemetery (County HWY K, Hatfield WI).

Friends may call from 1:00 p.m., Monday until time of services at the funeral home.

Torgerson’s Funeral Home (715-284-4321) is assisting the family with arrangements.

Arthur B. Hanson, age 87, of Osseo, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in his home.

Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.

Geraldine D. Christianson Kolbrak, age 96, of Tomah, WI, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Close to Home in Tomah.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah, WI. A family graveside will be held at a later date at Warren Mills Cemetery. Geraldine’s family sincerely thanks Dr. Michael Saunders, and the wonderful staff of Touch of Home Assisted Living, Tomah, for their outstanding healthcare and unfailing personal support of their mother and her family. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisiting the family.

Charles “Chuck” Tollefson, 73, of rural Whitehall, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire.


Chuck was born April 2, 1943, in Eau Claire, to Arthur and Emma (Burgess) Tollefson. He married Sylvia “Dolly” Krause February 27, 1965 in St. Paul.
Chuck graduated from Whitehall High School, Class of 1961. After graduation, Chuck moved to Minneapolis, MN and lived with his brother’s family, starting his work at Honeywell as a machinist. While at Honeywell, Chuck attended Dunwoody College of Technology for a degree in Tool & Die. It was also at this time that Chuck met the love of his life, and future bride Dolly. The married couple purchased their first home together in Coon Rapids, MN.
After graduating from Dunwoody, Chuck worked at Northwest Tool & Die in St. Paul, MN. In 1974, the couple purchased a farm on Daggett Coulee, near Pigeon Falls, WI.

Goodwin J. Anderson, age 99, of Whitehall, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in the Grand View Care Center in Blair.

Arrangements are pending with the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall.